We offer a variety of programs which seek to build relationships and offer sound biblical instruction so that children may experience a personal relationship with God, express and share their faith, and find a safe place to ask hard questions and share their own life experiences. A short description of each program is provided below. For more information, feel free to contact Cindy DeVries, our Children’s Ministry Director, at [email protected].
Child Care Center – Child care is available for infants and toddlers during the morning worship service. The Child Care Center is a safe and warm environment with age appropriate toys. A greeter will welcome you and provide you with a pager should you need to be contacted during the service.
Little People’s Worship – Children who are three years of age through PreK are welcome in Little People’s Worship. This program runs from September through May during morning worship. Each class has an age appropriate Bible story with an exciting activity to dig into the Bible truth.
Kingdom Kids - Children in Kindergarten –5th grade meet on Sunday mornings 10:45-11:45 am from September through March. Following the service, the children gather in the Courtyard for a time of praise and prayer before they separate into smaller groups for biblical instruction.
GEMS – Girls in 2nd -5th grade are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:15 for GEMS. The evening is spent in Bible study, badge work, service projects, and other group activities. Each grade level is led by mentors with a passion to share Christ’s love with the girls.
Cadets – Boys in 3rd - 5th grade are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:15 for Cadets. The evening is spent in devotional time, projects and badge work, service projects, and other group activities. Each grade level is instructed by mentors who invest their time helping the boys discover what it means to love God, love each other, and serve the world.
Sonshine Worship – In the summer months, children age 4 through 1st grade are invited to join Sonshine Worship, a summer worship program that meets during the service. Children hear a Bible story and discuss a theme from the story that they can apply to their daily lives. After songs and a story, the children participate in an activity to help them focus on the theme, then enjoy less structured activity time together.
For more information on specific programs or ways to be involved, contact Christa Schout at [email protected] or (616) 669-5180.